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What is the best way to increase my anaerobic threshold? I work out 5 days a week, currently.

Intervals: Interval training can increase your anaerobic threshold. Since intervals involve high intensity bursts with brief rests, they can challenge your anaerobic system and train it to adapt. Gradually increase the length of time of the high intensity portions over time, and you should see your anaerobic threshold increase. ...Read more

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Anaerobic (Definition)

It may be in reference to organisms that grow in oxygen poor environment. Or to those that simply do not need oxygen to thrive. It is also used to refer to certain types of execises (ie weight lifting) that are short in duration but high in power out put. They are the companion (not the opposite) if aerobic exercises which are longer duration, less intense and ...Read more


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What precautions should I take, or tests should I take before running a marathon?

What precautions should I take, or tests  should  I take before running a marathon?

Yes, definitely: Best to have a baseline health assessment and thorough examination/blood work, etc., prior to training for a marathon, let alone running one ...Read more

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I go 2 dr for methadone I lost some have been taking less I'm running out apt fri need to test pos will I test pos if I take last dose now?

I go 2 dr for methadone I lost some have been taking less I'm running out apt fri need to test pos will I test pos if I take last dose now?

Methadone: half life is 10-60 hrs but it can be detected way after that. Do not lose pills, we want to make sure you do not misuse them or take extra when you a little weak ...Read more

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After a 30min run when i just stopped running i get like 3 heartskips in a 2minute span. I have had all tests by cardiologist. All fine. Why is this?

After a 30min run when i just stopped running i get like 3 heartskips in a 2minute span. I have had all tests by cardiologist. All fine. Why is this?

Skipped beats : You are likely having premature ventricular contractions. If you haven't had a stress test or a holter monitor then you should. Multiple studies have linked extreme exercise with heart chamber dilation and increased arrhythmias. That said pvcs are very common and typically benign. ...Read more

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I have just had a cpet test and got an anaerobic score of 11. Is this good and what does it mean many thanks.

I have just had a cpet test and got an anaerobic score of 11. Is this good and what does it mean many thanks.

Missing info: Better to explain your symptoms (usually shortness of breath) so we understand why the cardiopulmonary exercise test was done. The more important part of the test is the aerobic capacity or vo2max which normally is around 25-30 ml/kg/min at your age. Anaerobic threshold is usually around half of that. I dont know what yours score of 11 refers to so why not ask the doc who ordered it to explain. ...Read more

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Please let me know if I am able to join the competition as a physical test like a running for 1, 5 mile since am taking my medications.

Not enough info: I am sorry we do not have your history or examination in depth enough to provide you with any valid answer to this very short question. I defer to your physician. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with IBS but there were no tests run how do thry know without running tests?

I was diagnosed with IBS but there were no tests run how do thry know without running tests?

History may be enoug: To diagnose IBS there may be enough historical data as well as physical exam data that will guide physician to this diagnosis. Without tests, there is a potential that some other diagnosis may be missed, so if the treatment prescribed is not relieving your symptoms or you have other ones popping, return back to the office. ...Read more

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I need a very specific test done. My doc doesn't know where for me to go. ANAerobic semen culture. Quest diagnostic doesn't do this. where to go?

I need a very specific test done. My doc doesn't know where for me to go. ANAerobic semen culture. Quest diagnostic doesn't do this. where to go?

Almost any lab can..: Culturing anaerobic germs from any specimen can be done in almost any lab with a properly collected fresh specimen and your doctor should know where to inquire especially in the US. But the initial question is what you need such culture - for symptoms or for infertility or ...? Without knowing these in mind, how can one apply the report to your individual need. More? See urologist... ...Read more

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Keep gaining weight (fat ) despite running 3 to 5 miles daily weight workouts and clean eating. Tyroid test comes back normal. No diabetes 38 female?

Keep gaining weight (fat ) despite running 3 to 5 miles daily weight workouts and clean eating. Tyroid test comes back normal. No diabetes  38 female?

Gaining weight: Given that you run 3-5 miles a day it is difficult to understand why you are apparently gaining weight. Please start with a consult Psychologist. She/he will carefully work on the issues and plan things to help you stop gaining weight. Your primary doctor can refer you to the Psychologist. ...Read more